Rail Safe Friendly official launch at Rosshall Academy

Hosted at Rosshall Academy, Glasgow, the Rail Safe Friendly launch event builds on the success of a five-year digital campaign aimed to educate young people across the UK on rail safety.

The programme provides schools and the rail industry with an opportunity to work together using content from Network Rail’s Switched On Rail Safety website. All schools and industry partners that are part of the initiative will now display the Rail Safe Friendly logo on their website to showcase their involvement and support.

Since 2019, the You Vs Train campaign has reached over 19 million young people in 11,500 schools across the UK in collaboration with the Trespass Improvement Team at Network Rail and digital education partner Learn Live. The campaign delivers rail safety messages through live or on demand content digitally into classrooms and assembly halls via the Learn Live platform. The system also has a moderated, GDPR compliant LIVE CHAT facility to promote interaction and involvement from the schools/colleges taking part in the initiative.

First Minister, Humza Yousaf said: “I’m really pleased to be part of this rail safety launch. I thought the story of Harrison told by his mum, Liz, was really powerful and I got the chance to speak to a lot of pupils here at Rosshall Academy and they all said not just was the message really powerful to them, but it’s a message they want to tell other young people, because we know the railway is there to be respected.”

Continue reading